Business leader, Uche Ofodile, has been named as Regional Head-Africa for Express Wifi by facebook.
Until her new appointment, Uche who has over 20 years of experience under her belt was associated with Tigo’s DRC office as CEO, and before that, Vodafone Ghana as Chief Marketing Officer. Uche also worked with the Nigerian office of Econet Wireless (now Airtel) and Nutricima, a joint venture between PZ Cussons, plc. (UK) and Glanbia (Ireland) serving Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya.
Announcing the news on Facebook.com, she expressed her elation at this new frontier, and the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, a new exciting team, as well as London -a city she really loves.
“I am paraphrasing, but they say when you find a job you love, it doesn’t feel like work. I fully agree. This is what I have found so great about working in Africa over the last 16 years. The opportunity to make a positive contribution in each of the countries I have worked and lived in, has been a joy and a privilege. Now as I begin a new chapter, to be able to do this on a wider scale with an absolutely amazing company… Well, as you can imagine, is simply powerful. It just doesn’t seem like work!
Today, I’m happy to announce that I am joining Facebook as the Regional Head, Africa for Express Wi-Fi. As a key component of internet.org‘s mission to connect the two thirds of the world that is not already connected, the goal of Express Wi-Fi is to help expand connectivity to underserved locations around the world through Wi-Fi. Not only do we aim to increase the number of internet users; we also help create and empower local entrepreneurs! I am so proud of the work the team has done so far and we will continue to build on this in Africa. I am super excited to be joining the team.
This job also means a move to London a city that Jeff and I absolutely love. I also get to reconnect with many long lost friends and favorite restaurants.
James, I am looking forward to finally joining the team. Thank you for bringing me on board. Ebele, I am looking forward to kicking down doors, walls and targets with you and I am absolutely looking forward to working with Amone again! Lets make it happen!”.
Uche is also wife of rapper Captain Planet, leader of music group 4×4.